ABOUT

Download Bio in English. Jump to filmography.

Lea Becker is a writer and director, working both in fiction and non-fiction for television and the big screen.

Most recently, Lea directed a new German TV show, HÖLLGRUND, for Berlin based Studio Zentral, commissioned by SWR. She is also writing her first feature script, Rebecca (WT), which will be produced by Pssst Film!, a subsidiary of Constantin Film.

In 2021, Lea directed three episodes of the new NETFLIX show KITZ, as well as her first narrative feature, Flügel aus Beton, commissioned by WDR, both produced by Odeon Fiction.

In 2019, Lea wrote and directed the feature-length documentary A Perfect Run, commissioned by the German public broadcaster ZDF. Her documentary web series TRUE STORIES was licensed to Samsung TV, which has generated millions of views. Since 2015, Lea has created, produced and shot around a hundred episodes.

In 2016, Lea wrote, produced and directed the acclaimed short film JENNY. It was nominated for the 2017 German Short Film Award and the Best Short Film Award at the Film Festival Max Ophüls Preis. It won the Newcomer Award for Best Actor and the Bavarian Film Commission Award. Shortly after, she was offered to create, write and direct the miniseries Hit And Run in 2018.

Many of Lea’s films have been invited to international film festivals — most notably Berlinale Drama Series Days. At the Stockholm International Film Festival in 2013, her debut documentary, Swear, won the Online Audience Award.

Lea holds a BA in Graphic Design from the University of the Arts London and the Cooper Union in New York and an MA from the University of Television and Film Munich (almuni: Wolfgang Petersen, Bernd Eichinger, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck). She is represented in Germany by Monica Conti, CEO of WRITERS & DIRECTORS.

Biografie auf Deutsch runterladen.

Lea Becker ist Autorin und Regisseurin für Serien, Spielfilme und Dokumentarfilme. 

Aktuell führt sie für Studio Zentral bei der neuen SWR Serie Höllgrund Regie und entwickelt mit PSSST! Film das Drehbuch zu ihrem Debütfilm, Rebecca (AT). Zuletzt realisierte sie im WDR ihren ersten Langfilm, Flügel aus Beton, und bei Netflix die Serie Kitz, beides für die ODEON Fiction.

2019 drehte sie den abendfüllenden Dokumentarfilm Der Perfekte Run, ihr Abschlussfilm an der Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München, in Koproduktion mit dem ZDF / kleines Fernsehspiel, gefördert durch den FFF Bayern. Er feierte 2020 auf dem Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis im Dokumentarfilmwettbewerb Premiere. Lea hatte zuvor bereits für die Jugendserie HIT AND RUN mit der Redaktion kleines Fernsehspiel zusammengearbeitet, die 2018 auf der Berlinale im Rahmen der Drama Series Days gezeigt wurde. 2017 wurde ihr Film Jenny für den deutschen Kurzfilmpreis nominiert, den Lea geschrieben und produziert hatte. Zudem erhielt er den Preis für den besten Nachwuchsschauspieler auf dem Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis, sowie den FFF Förderpreis auf der internationalen Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg. 

Filmography (selection)

2022
“HÖLLGRUND”, TV series, 4 episodes, director, producer: Studio Zentral for SWR

“IM INNERN / INTERIOR”, fiction movie (in development), director, writer, producer: PSSST! Film

2021
“FLÜGEL AUS BETON”, TV movie, 90 mins., director, producer: Odeon Fiction for WDR

“KITZ”, Netflix series, 3 episodes, director, producer: Odeon Fiction

2020
„A Perfect Run”, TV documentary, 94 min., writer & director, producer: Jupiter_Fiction with ZDF kl. Fernsehspiel and University of Television and Film Munich, additional funding by FFF Bayern

“SOKO Potsdam”, TV series, 3 episodes, director, producer: Bantry Bay Productions for ZDF

2019
“SOKO Potsdam”, TV series, 3 episodes, director, produced by Bantry Bay Productions for ZDF

2018
„Space Saloon”, documentary portrait series, director & cinematographer, client: Southern California Institute of Architecture & Space Saloon

„Sunday in Bed S/S 2019″, fashion film, director & cinematographer, client: Sunday In Bed

„Happy Hamster”, spec spot commercial, writer & director, client: Cerveza Dos Equis, producer: ArcticFoxFilm

„POWERBANKS“, series pilot for Wildbunch/SENATOR FILM, writer; director: Britta Thie

„HIT AND RUN”, fictional web-series, 5 episodes | 60 min., creator, writer & director, producer: lüthje schneider hörl | FILM for FUNK / ZDF kl. Fernsehspiel,
Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis, Berlinale Drama Series Days

„SUGAR”, music video, concept & director, producer: lüthje schneider hörl | FILM, client: SAMT

„100 Jahre Freistaat Bayern”, commercial, concept & director, client: Bavarian Industry Association, Bavarian Farmers Association, producer: wirFILM

2017
„You Believe”, social spot, copy, concept & director, client: Bavarian States Ministries, producer: Serious Fox

„Wind catcher”, TV reportage, 29 min., director, cinematographer, producer: HFF München

„Was suchst du hier?“, TV-Reportage, 15 Min., cinematographer, director: Veronika Hafner, producer: HFF München

„Jenny”, fiction short, 28 min., writer, director, co-producer (OK KOSMOS FILM) with HFF München
Nominated for the German Short Film Award 2017, Winner Best Newcomer Male Lead Actor, Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis, Winner FFF Förderpreis, International Short Film Week Regensburg

„24h Bayern”, TV documentary, director, producer: Megaherz for Bayerischer Rundfunk

since 2016
„TRUE STORIES“, documentary web series, creator, director, producer

2015
„The Right Kind Of Love”, documentary movie, 45 min., co-director, producer: HFF München

2013
„Swear”, documentary short, 12 Min., writer, director, editor, producer: HFF München; online audience award, intl. Filmfestival Stockholm

Clients, production companies and colleagues:
Bayerisches Kultusministerium
Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Arbeit und Soziales, Familie und Integration
Bayerisches Staatsministerium des Innern
Bayerischer Rundfunk, German broadcaster
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen
Expolab, agency for advanced communication and design, Munich
FUNK, German broadcaster
Heinemann Kommunikation, Kommunikationsagentur, München & London
IDEO, international design agency, London & Munich
Iris, intl. marketing agency, London
Literaturfest München/
lüthje schneider hörl | FILM, production company, Munich
Megaherz, film production company, Munich
Museumspädagogisches Zentrum München
Serious Fox, production company, Munich
Stiftung Pinakothek der Moderne München
Sunday in Bed, interiors and clothing store, Munich
vbw – Vereinigung der Bayerischen Wirtschaft e. V.
Virtual Identity, web marketing agency, Munich
wirFILM, production company, Munich
ZDF, German broadcaster
Zibert + Friends, event agency, Munich